The U.S. Coast Guard has proposed establishment of temporary safety zones around all inbound and outbound grain shipment and grain shipment assist vessels involved in commerce with Mitsui, Marubeni and Louis Dreyfus facilities on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.
Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers Association
09 May 2013
International Longshore and Warehouse Union sympathizers attempted to block a grain vessel from being loaded this week at an export terminal in Kalama, Wash., making this the third incident in recent weeks in an ongoing feud between the ILWU and grain companies in the Pacific Northwest.
06 May 2013
Contract disagreements between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and grain terminals in the Pacific Northwest accelerated over the weekend as Columbia Grain in Portland became the second facility where management locked out union workers.
03 May 2013
A total of six charges have been filed to the National Labor Relations Board by union dockworkers and United Grain Corp. at the Port of Vancouver, The Columbian reports.
26 Apr 2013
Longshoremen in the Pacific Northwest are intensifying their efforts to draw attention to the plight of International Longshore and Warehouse Union members that have been locked out of a grain elevator in Vancouver, Wash., since Feb. 27.
25 Mar 2013
Contract negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and three grain terminal operators in the Pacific Northwest broke down at the weekend with each side refusing to consider the other’s proposal.